226 new cases and 10 deaths as Coronavirus cases pass the 4,000 mark – Is Libya’s Coronavirus pandemic out of control?
By Sami Zaptia.
London, 4 August 2020:
Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 226 news Coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths today. This brings the new total to 4, 063, with 3,345 active cases, 625 recovered cases and a total of 93 deaths.
The cases are spread across the country – with Tripoli and the south being the hot spots.
Sources in Tripoli have told Libya Herald that there is general fatigue amongst many Libyans who choose not to wear masks or socially distance.
Questions are being asked by Libyans as to whether the pandemic is out of control and how have the authorities failed to exert control – especially in view of the LD 500 million allocated to fighting the pandemic.
The failure by Libya to bring its Coronavirus pandemic under control is affecting how other countries – and specifically the strategically important neighbour Tunisia – view and categorise it with regards to allowing it to recommence flights and border entry.
This is affecting bilateral trade, tourism and health tourism.